I suppose I should just rename this blog series “Seven on Whatever-freakin’-day” because I really do stink at getting these up on Sundays! Haha. But y’all won’t judge me for it, right? 😉
This past week was kind of a doozy–filled with some highs and lots of lows. So in case you ever though everything was picture perfect around here, you are sadly mistaken. I tend to only share the “happy” because, quite frankly there is enough sad news in the world and I would rather keep a positive space here. But what’s getting me through is knowing and believing that even on the hardest days, we get to start brand new the next day. Brand spanking new! And although there is still some sadness in my life, I know I will get through this.
One. So I suppose I’ll start out on the low because its just where my head is currently. My grandmother who has been sick for sometime now has taken another turn for the worse and hospice prepared us that it won’t be long until we say our final goodbyes. Between the girls and other commitments, I’ve tried to be there with her as much as I can even though the state she is in is very, very hard to see. All of my family has been coming in to town to visit and it’s been a really sad hard time, especially for my mom who has been by her side non-stop, but also great to see some of my distant family, considering the circumstances. I haven’t really had to experience the death of a close loved one since I was much younger and it has really gotten me down, but I’m trying to focus on the positives. Thinking about how blessed I am to have had the time and memories with her that I have, and how my children got to meet their great-grandmother and create those memories also. Though it also absolutely kills me to think of how damaged certain relationships are in my life. Bottom line is that life is too short and precious and tomorrow is never promised. It’s difficult to fully express my feelings about her soon passing, but I hope she knows just how much I do love her and how I’ll always cherish the memories I have of her. So now we wait and just hope she passes in the most peaceful way possible. Say a little prayer for her if you have a moment. I’ll continue to do the same along with staying strong for my mom–it’s the most important thing to me at the moment.
Okay….now on to some more cheerful news from this past week! Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. XO
Two. It’s been a week exactly since I announced my new business venture with Monat and I’ve loved chatting with some of you about the products, as I get familiar with them myself. You can read all about my “why’s” for joining the business here and as silly as this sounds, if you are local to me I’d love to try the products on you! Shoot me a message and we can have a mini wash and wine at my place!
Three. Kitchen Update! So we finished painting this week, with the exception of the ceiling that my lucky husband will be working on this week now that he’s back on night shift. I still need to find floating shelves and brackets that I like, but reeeeally hoping to get that done this week as well! So it’s still coming along but we are closer than ever to wrapping up this project. THANK GOODNESS!
Though, over in the sunroom, the girls took over one of my windows with all their Halloween stickem’s…and just an FYI mama’s, if you have a white window sill, that S is going to get stained by those little s.o.b.’s! Good thing I still have some trim work painting to touch up! Butttt, they had fun with them for a day or two and didn’t stick them to my freshly painted wall, so I can’t complain too much.
Four. While its still in the 80’s-90’s in VA, it’s officially FALL so we’ve already visited a few pumpkin patches and picked a few pumpkins. Said pumpkins that are currently rotting on my front porch in this heat! Ugh. Incase you missed this post from last Sunday, you can check it out now, then come back and see pictures of our Tuesday adventures to the Virginia Farm Market. A must have stop every Fall. 🙂
Looks like the one on the left had too many margaritas at dinner!
Five. As a part of Josie’s school PTO Fundraiser, she ran in a “Race for Education” on Friday! Unfortunately I had to miss it, but Dad and little sister where there to cheer her on! Yay Josie!
Six. After visiting Grandma on Saturday, the girls and I went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner and then to Party City and Target on the hunt for a Vampirina Halloween costume for Josie. She MUST have wings AND a headband and even though Target said they had one in stock, someone must have snatched it up before we could get there–Bummer! But I’m going to order it online and she’ll be even happier to get a fun little package in the mail. Still trying to figure out what Isla will be, but seriously considering just putting her in a old Minnie Mouse costume that has become a dress in the playroom like all the other old Halloween costumes. Also, did you know that Chick-Fil-A has yummy yogurt parfaits that you can get with a cookie crumble topping. Sayyy whaaat….it totally going to be the new go-to side for my girls because they both scarfed it down!
Seven. Yesterday’s Sunday Funday was much needed. I’ve been so bogged down with a million different emotions here lately that I was really looking forward to a day with my friends to just kick back and have some fun. We started off at my beloved Cordial Coffee shop for a little waffle and coffee action, then tried out a new winery, The Barns in Hamilton which was gorgeous btw! From there we finally made it to The Lucketts Store and had so much fun looking through all of the new and old goodies there! On the way back we hit up a new-to-us brewery, B Chord, before heading back to our reality. I’ve said it before but I cherish my girl time like no other. As much as I love my babies, this mama NEEDS a break sometimes. And two of my bestest besties (we go back to elementary school, y’all!) never disappoint to cheer me up!
Wishing everyone a great week!